If you want to stay in an Italian manor house steeped in history, amongst the vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany, il Paluffo is your ideal destination. With a range of double bedrooms with rich furnishings, fresco paintings and en-suite private bathrooms or private self catering luxury villas each with its own private garden to choose from, this eco friendly and sustainable guesthouse offers tranquility, charm and luxury all against the backdrop of dramatic scenery. Cool off in the bio swimming pool, relax with a glass of locally made wine and watch the sun setting over the unspoilt countryside for a truly peaceful and memorable holiday.
- Swimming Pool
- Personal Chef Available (additional cost)
- Volunteering Opportunities Available
- Evening Meals Available on Request
- Private Parking
- Car Essential
- Free Bike Hire
- Private Bathrooms
Double Room (B&B)
Each double room has its own private bathroom with towels and hairdryer provided as well as hypoallergenic bed linen, pillows and matt... read more
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This 2 double bedroom house offers its own separate living room with fireplace (wood provided), and cable TV, fully functioning kitche... read more
|1-4||£144.58 - £279.16
Previously used as the stables and carriage house this 3 double bedroom (2 doubles and 1 single loft room) house offers its own separa... read more
|1-5||£160.04 - £342.81
Located on the first floor of the ancient olive oil mill, 4 bedroom (3 double bedrooms with 1 single room) house offers its own spacio... read more
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The Torre House was built around the medieval tower of Paluffo and is the most ancient part of the estate. Built across 3 levels... read more
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If you’d like to experience working on an organic farm you can apply to volunteer at il Paluffo. Volunteers will work in the vineyard, olive groves and winery for 6 hours per day from Tuesday - Sunday. You must be in good health (both physically and mentally) and be able to commit to working for a minimum of 1 month. Volunteering costs 30 Euros per night which includes accommodation. If you’re interested in volunteering please express your interest in the Special Requests section of your the booking enquiry form.
All volunteers will be required to provide references along with their CV and be available for an interview prior to being offered their placement.
About The Area
Great wine isn’t the only thing that’s put Chianti on the map. Green hills covered with vineyards and olive groves span the horizon with small stone villages and parishes dotted across the landscape, Chianti is a uniquely beautiful place. In fact most of the pictures and postcards of Tuscany were actually taken in the Chianti area.
Only 30 km or so from Florence with it’s beautiful architecture, art and food that has made the city famous and a short drive from medieval and picturesque town of Certaldo il Paluffo is conveniently located to enjoy all the sights, tastes and wonder of Italy’s Tuscany Region.
There’s plenty of activities to enjoy on the farm itself with classes and excursions offered by il Paluffo. The area also offers lots of cultural, historical and nature based activities all within a short drive. Here’s our recommendations for things to do during your stay:
Learn to make authentic Italian pasta or take a cookery class with Liana and Luca Sample the finest Italian wines with tours to local wineries
Take advantage of the free bike hire available and explore the green hills of Chianti
See the expansive countryside and small villages from up high on a hot air balloon ride
Take a day trip to Pisa
Head over to Florence for incredible views, astounding architecture and delicious foods
Activities and Nearby Adventures
- Cultural Visits
- Farming Volunteering
- Authentic Cooking Lessons
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Historic Villages
- Wine Tasting
Meet the hosts
The il Paluffo estate has been passed down through generations and is now taken care of by Liana and her husband, Luca. When Liana took over the property in 2005 it was in a poor condition having been used a warehouse and abandoned. Liana and Luca had a vision for the old manor though and lovingly restored the building using only traditional methods. During the renovations 17th and 18th Century Fresco Artworks were discovered - after careful restoration of these important artworks they now decorate the bedrooms, providing a slice of history in each room. It took 5 years of hard work and passion but now Liana, Luca and the il Paluffo estate welcomes you to enjoy this historical building and it’s green surroundings.
How To Get There
Unfortunately this rural area of Italy does not have a public transport system so a car is essential for your trip
Fly - The nearest airport is Florence Peretola, o,r for more low cost flight options and a scenic drive to your destination fly into the Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa.
Drive - Once you’ve arrived in Italy you will need a car to get to il Paluffo as there is no reliable public transport system operating in the area. You can easily find directions to il Paluffo on Google Maps, the GPS coordinates are N 43° 35' 18" - E 11° 6' 20"
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